Samba Creation and Brazilian Identity

Samba Creation and Brazilian Identity

Here in this article we will assume that the “urban” samba begun in the 1930’s in Rio de Janeiro, and that the origin of urban samba came from the samba-de-roda that is linked to capoeira and the slaves that came from Africa during the 19th century.  Basically...
Featuring Renata Belem (Dj Potira)

Featuring Renata Belem (Dj Potira)

By Laís Oliveira Renata, or “DJ Potira”, is a versatile woman. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the carioca is a Capoeira instructor and DJ in Los Angeles. She used to practice Muay Thai to keep in good shape but when she started practicing capoeira at the age of 23,...